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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Healthy Chicago 2.0 2016-2020 plan (pdf)
This plan outlines a public health agenda for Chicago that is designed to improve the health of all Chicagoans by 2020.

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Self Sufficiency Matrix (SSM) tool for practitioners, policymakers and researchers
From the web site: "The Self-Sufficiency Matrix (SSM) is a tool that enables practitioners, policymakers and researchers in public healthcare, social services and related work fields to assess the degree of self-sufficiency of their clients simply and comprehensively."

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The Effects of Homicide on Life Expectancy
The title of this study is "Years off Your Life? The Effects of Homicide on Life Expectancy by Neighborhood and Race/Ethnicity in Los Angeles County" This study shows that "Homicide was estimated to reduce life expectancy by 0.4 years for Los Angeles County residents and by 2.1 years for black males. The impact of homicide on life expectancy was higher in low-income neighborhoods."

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Income inequality is root cause of this nation's social problems
This paper shows that "income inequality, as opposed to absolute standard of living, is responsible for higher death rates, as well as numerous other social problems like crime, welfare, and poor educational outcomes."

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NAEYC Position Statement on Violence in the Lives of Children. 1993 pdf
This is article from the Tutor/Mentor Connection library, dating to 1993, showing that violence against children is not a new problem in 2017 and beyond.

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Public Health Articles in Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Blog
The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC uses its blog to point to new ideas and resources, and to strategies leaders might take to apply these ideas in more places. In this link we point to ideas related to public health, hospitals and the well-being of children and families living in high poverty areas.

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health - 2010 pdf
This is a 2010 position paper presented to the American College of Physicians. It shows causes and recommendations.

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Social and Environmental Determinants of Population Health
From the web site: "Social Determinants of Health - SDOH are the complex circumstances in which individuals are born and live that impact their health. They include intangible factors such as political, socioeconomic, and cultural constructs, as well as place-based conditions including accessible healthcare and education systems, safe environmental conditions, well-designed neighborhoods, and availability of healthful food."

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The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC)
From the web site: "The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) is a program of the Center for Community Health (CCH) and serves Northwestern’s Institute for Public Health & Medicine (IPHAM) and the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). Guided by a steering committee of community- and faith -based organizations, public agencies and Northwestern researchers, we support the full spectrum of community-engaged research (CEnR), including community-based participatory research (CBPR), by providing partnership facilitation, capacity-building workshops and one-on-one technical assistance, seed grants, monthly information and resource updates, advocacy for supportive institutional policies, and other activities"

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World Life Expectancy Map
The Site’s purpose is to stimulate meaningful research on life expectancy through leading Academic Institutions worldwide, while displaying the data in ways the less informed visitor can understand and use.

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